She use to stare at me with condescending eyes and a smirk on her face. I know she knew that she annoyed the stuffing out of me and that I secretly wished death on her!
Night after night, she performed new tricks.
She left the kids with wonderment. “OHHHHH, I wonder what Susan will do today,” they thought.
“You mean besides getting on my last nerve” of course, I would say that to myself.
I know my older kids sit back and wait to see what tricks I will make Susan do. I know they don’t think a mystery elf can come to life and destroy things at night or leave a sassy message. If they believe in Susan’s magic, then I have bigger problems than Susan to deal with.
But my older kids get a big laugh at the things Susan comes up with. They especially like when she leaves treats.
However, let me explain my dilemma and PLEASE leave me suggestions on what I should do.
I’ll begin by letting you all know that I HATE Susan and her beady little eyes annoy me. Not to mention that most nights, I’m dead tired by 9:00 (no one better laugh at me). When the clock strikes 9, I have my PJ’s on, glasses on, and hair pinned up, ready for my hot tea and a good book. I feel cozy, warm, relaxed, and the last thing I feel like doing is getting out of bed and placing Susan in a new spot. I think I do it because my kids think it’s silly…nerdy but yet silly.
My youngest daughter (she just turned 11) is the reason Susan is out, but at this point, I know she doesn’t believe in Santa, let alone a magical elf. As a matter of fact, my husband and I have never asked any of our kids if they still believe Santa. We honestly didn’t care if they believed or not. We just like leaving a few gifts unwrapped and seeing the smiles on their face before they open their other presents. We know that they probably stop believing when they were 10.
But we like to pretend that they still believe. I guess, at this point, my husband and I just have fun playing Santa.
However, Susan is an entirely different situation. We…..( and when I say we, I mean me) have to keep the elf on the shelf going for the ENTIRE month!
So here’s my question.
- Should I bury Susan and pretend she died?
- Should I keep the elf magic going for kicks and giggles?
If you are in the same position but feel clueless about ideas, watch this video for some great ideas.
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